Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Lifespan Health is to encourage the exchange of ideas and strengthen lifespan health education efforts.

Research at the Center

The Center for Lifespan Health works to create multiple institutional resources to advance lifespan health research, along with various existing nonprofit partners including the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. The Center facilitates new and innovative convergent approaches to the study of lifespan health by building the platform for bringing these units together.

Training and Mentorship

The Center for Lifespan Health is dedicated to connecting students, postdocs, and junior faculty from multiple Lifespan Health-related disciplines at USC. Training includes:

Past Events

Lifespan Health Summit

Researchers from throughout USC and at other institutions shared information and ideas for maximizing health, safety, and well-being across the lifespan during the first-ever USC Lifespan Health Summit, an interdisciplinary discussion on aging held at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology October 11 and 12, 2017.

What’s Hot in Aging Research

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology hosts an annual interdisciplinary symposium, “What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC.” Faculty members from throughout the school share their current research developments and offer insight as to how it will impact older adults, their families, and their communities in the future. In addition, student and faculty investigators present research posters during the event.

Projects of the Center

Lessons in Lifespan Health Podcast

Lessons in Lifespan Health is a podcast about the science — and scientists — improving how we live and age. The podcast is produced by the USC Leonard Davis School’s communication office with support in part from the Ney Center for Healthspan Science.



Sean Curran, PhD

Director of the Center for Lifespan Health
Associate Professor of Gerontology, Molecular and Computational Biology
Associate Dean of Research